Recall Roundup: Ford, Land Rover, and Yes, Takata Again

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Ford has issued a recall for the 2014-2015 Ford Fusion, Fusion Energi, and Fusion Hybrid. According to the automaker, the key might be able to be removed from the ignition without the vehicle in park. It's not a common situation where the problem can occur, so no crashes or anything have been linked to the problem yet. This recall affects about 65,000 cars in North America, 57,000 of which are in the U.S.

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Hyundai vs. EPA: Who's Right?

The EPA says the Korean automaker fudged its MPG numbers.

In spite of being the factor many car shoppers claim most influences their buying decision, fuel economy ratings have long been the subject of controversy. Recently, the EPA fined Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia a combined $100 million fine for misrepresenting the fuel efficiency of fifteen of its 2012 and 2013 models.

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Tesla's Reliability Is Average, but That's Still Outstanding

This isn't just another case of "C's Get Degrees."

When the Tesla Model S came forth from a company headed by the guy that created PayPal, it's like Jesus came back with it. It was silent, it was gorgeous, it was quick -the Model S turned the world upside down because it was a luxury car first and an electric car second. However, Consumer Reports' latest reliability survey pegged the Model S as having "average" reliability. Oddly enough, this isn't something we should be worried about. If anything, we should be blown away.

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Recall Roundup: Honda, Takata, Toyota, and Infiniti

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Before a recall is issued, occasionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will investigate a particular problem to determine whether or not a recall is necessary. NHTSA is currently investigating two different brands - Honda and Infiniti - for issues with steering. For Honda, owners of the 2013 Accord have reported a loss of power steering.

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Recall Roundup: One Hell of a Busy Week

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Infiniti's wading into the Takata airbag-recall arena, although its recall is actually different from the one that's been popular in the news. This recall also involves shrapnel coming from the airbag inflator, but it's due to a different part. Thankfully, this is on the smaller side of recalls, affecting just 1,848 vehicles here in the U.S., spread between the 2013 Infiniti QX56 and the 2014 QX80.

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Scientists Predict the Future of Automobiles

New book claims electricity will power most cars by 2050.

Trying to predict the future beyond about 36 hours is incredibly difficult, just ask any bookmaker, weather forecaster, or stock market analyst. Actually, don't ask those people because they'll all lie, secure in the knowledge that no one ever bothers to check if they ever get anything right.

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